Florida City Bans Suicides At Concert

The St. Petersburg, Florida city council passes an emergency ordinance making it “illegal to conduct a suicide for commercial or entertainment purposes, or to host, promote or sell tickets for such an event.” The council was responding to plans by a local heavy metal band to feature the death of a terminally ill person at a concert this coming weekend. “I’m sickened that we even have to entertain such an ordinance. While I’m reasonably sure this is just a publicity stunt, we can’t just sit idly by while somebody loses their life.”